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Cathy K. Bowman, Mitchell, has been named an annuity champion for 2013. Each year, this recognition is bestowed upon a select group of qualified agents based on exceptional annuity sales performance. Bowman has earned her CLTC and LUTCF designations and is active in the community and the local NAIFA association. She has been a New York Life agent since 2000, associated with New York Life's Great Plains General Office, Sioux Falls. She lives in Mitchell with her family.
CHICAGO -- Cattle futures rose the most in six months on concern that U.S. beef supplies will shrink as Tyson Foods Inc. halts purchases of animals fed with a supplement made by Merck & Co. after discovering lame livestock at factories.
In its first of two August meetings, the Mitchell Board of Education will at 5 p.m. today consider approving the 2013-2015 salary agreement between the district and the Mitchell Classified Education Association (MCEA), which represents the district's non-teaching support staff. As part of the two-year contract, work classifications will receive average hourly wage increases of 80 to 90 cents per hour, for each of the contract's two years. No employee will receive an increase of less than a 40 cents per hour. The board will also consider approving:
Cabela's Mitchell is hosting its annual Fall Great Outdoor Days event Saturday and Sunday. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, outfitters will teach latest tips, tactics and techniques for a variety of outdoor activities, no matter what your skill level.
Veterans of Foreign Ward District 7 Comander Tom Hafner was elected to the All-State District Commanders Team and received the Tice-Gallagher Award as the Outstanding District Commander for 2012-2013 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of South Dakota State Convention held June 13-16 in Watertown. Hafner is a member of Post No. 3298 in Parkston. District 7 is composed of posts from Armour, Lake Andes, Marty, Mitchell, Parkston, Plankinton, Scotland, Tyndall, Wagner and Wessington Springs.
The north parking lot of the James Valley Community Center in Mitchell will be blocked off on Monday for repair. Please use the former Garden of Eden lot for parking.
Alicia Bultsma, Platte, has been named to the spring 2013 dean's list at Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, Ill. Students must be enrolled full time and earn a minimum of a 3.5 GPA for the semester.
PIERRE -- Want to vote early in the 2014 state and federal elections? You can mail an application to your county auditor asking for an absentee ballot to be mailed to your home. Then, make your picks and mail the ballot back. That seems simple enough. You can also go to your county's courthouse and do it all there in person. That seems pretty simple, too. So why do we have controversy about voting rights in South Dakota regarding early voting?